Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11483210 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Smith
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee in Nashville
Filing Date:1832-August-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-nine Smith County residents support residency for John and Linsey Pinchum, free people of color who purchased their freedom from Dr. J. M. Luckey. They note that the Pinchums "are now old, and will never have any more children having had a number of them who are mostly living in Smith County, and from whom they dislike to be separated in their old age as will be the case, if they are emancipated under the regulations & restrictions of the act of 1831-2." The petitioners suggest that "if relief can be afforded to them so that they may be emancipated under the former laws or under any others, that would allow them to remain in this state, in reach of their children, it will be meteing to this unfortunate race such mercy and justice as will enliven the remnant of their days, and enable them to go down to the grave in peace."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR #11483211
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11483210

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:2
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:3

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 71-1832-1,2
  • Microfilm: Reel #13,

Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/26/2009 6:07:00 PM